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Brief description of site

Undercliffe is a mid-19th-century cemetery established by the Bradford Cemetery Company. The landscape was designed by William Gay and is one of the best examples of his work. The site contains many grand 19th-century monuments and is distinguished by a promenade affording views over the city.

Brief history of site

Representatives of the Bradford Cemetery Company, who included prominent Non-conformist businessmen Henry Brown, Titus Salt, Edward Ripley, and first Mayor of Bradford Robert Milligan, bought the land at Undercliffe in 1851 at a cost of £3400. William Gay, who was appointed the first Registrar, laid out the site at a cost of £12,000.

Location information:

Address: Undercliffe Cemetery, Otley Road, Bradford, BD3 0LN

Locality: Bradford

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Bradford

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE173342
Latitude: 53.8038 Longitude: -1.7388

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Opening contact details:

This is a municipal cemetery for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1851 to 1854

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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